According to the latest UN statistics, between 2017 and 2050, the population of Romania will decrease by 17%. According to the National Institute of Statistics, on 1 January 2018, the resident population in Romania numbered 19,524 million people, and in the same period of 2017, it was 19.64 million. Furthermore, in February 2018, 12,691 children were born, 4,437 fewer than in January 2018 and 325 fewer than in February 2017. As far as the natural increase is concerned, it is kept negative, with over 9,000 people.
The causes that led to these statistics are numerous and refer to the low birth rate coupled with the increase in the age - approaching 30 years at which a woman gives birth to the first child but also the increased number of Romanians who choose to leave the country (over 120,000 inhabitants in 2017).
The negative impact of the drastic decline of the population is reflected in the difficulty of companies finding the labor force they need, as well as in the pressure of employees to pay to the state higher taxes to cover pensions and social security. Equally, one of the consequences with a strong medium and long-term impact concerns the state health insurance system that has to cover the expenses related to the complex medical investigations and the treatments for serious diseases suffered by the elderly population of Romania.
Private health insurance plays an important role because it covers many investigations and treatments. Private medical insurance, such as the one obtained through MediHelp International, includes affordable medical services through both the Health Insurance House and medical subscriptions, explains Lorena Ionescu, Customer Care Manager, MediHelp International.
Moreover, this option is the most comprehensive form of insurance available on the market covering a wide range of medical services, such as multidisciplinary consultations, laboratory tests, diagnostic tests (eg ECG), imaging (MRI, CT, PET scanning), physiotherapy and treatment of chronic conditions, completes Lorena Ionescu.
Therefore, private health insurance is one of the solutions that anyone can choose when the state health system proves to be poor, failing to provide the patients with the care they need.